Some people might say that dolls are toys for kids and nothing more. But incredible artists can change the minds of the harshest critics.

Noel Cruz is one of those people. The Filipino artist, currently working in the USA, repaints regular dolls making them into real one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

He has transformed many simple dolls giving them realistic faces of actors and characters. Noel's repaints are done with intricate detail to the point of being naturally lifelike in essence. Repainted dolls are sold as collectors' items and are wildly popular.

Take a look at some of the "before-after" images and be amazed by the talent of Noel Cruz.

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#1 Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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Diksha Deshpande 1 year ago

She looks frightening in the first picture...

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#2 Angelina Jolie

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Maisa Chaves 1 year ago

this one is freaky.. very realistic

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#3 Jim Parsons

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Jade Rose-valentine Lorreni 1 year ago

Sheldon!!

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#4 Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

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Tiffany Harding 1 year ago

Who Who Mush Not Be Cheaply Mass Produced.

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#5 Gal Gadot

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Mary Popps 1 year ago

Dammit ! Are you sure this is real ? =O

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#6 Marilyn Monroe

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Natasha L 1 year ago

Nice work with the eyes!

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#7 Johnny Depp

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Rogue Hater 1 year ago

I think the first one is pretty good considering.

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#8 Naomie Harris

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İdil 1 year ago

Beautiful Calypso.

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#9 Cher

Cher

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Rogue Hater 1 year ago

Serious talent! She looks awesome!

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#10 Daniel Radciffe

Daniel Radciffe

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Lia LuniTic 1 year ago

The first one - if Radcliffe was cast as Edward Cullen

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#11 Princess Diana

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DancingToMyself 1 year ago

Omg

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#12 Cate Blanchett

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Liliana V 1 year ago

There was really a big improvement here! In the first one her face has no dimension whatsoever//

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#13 Emma Watson

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Liliana V 1 year ago

Why does Emma Watson original celebrity doll always look so creepy?

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#14 Helena Bonham Carter

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Genevieve Gates 1 year ago

NO! :oO

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#15 Jennifer Lawrence

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Genevieve Gates 1 year ago

She's not even wearing the same outfit

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#16 Gal Gadot

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Zaza Pheuteu 1 year ago

Errr.. the hair is different on the right "doll". I've got serious doubts that this is what it says it is.

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#17 Jennifer Lopez

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Liliana V 1 year ago

Wow! This one is really amazing!

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#18 Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler

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Corinne Wiedemann 1 year ago

The first one wasn't horrible but the second gave her face more dimension

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#19 Cher

Cher

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Fernanda Roz 1 year ago

Incredible!

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#20 Lucille Ball

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Corinne Wiedemann 1 year ago

The first doll looked like a zombie

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#21 Judy Garland

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Aybike Avşar 1 year ago

older verison looks more like Lea Michele :D

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#22 Ian Somerhalder

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Marie 1 year ago

Wow he really succeeded in making Ian's eyes!

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#23 Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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Zombie Gurl 1 year ago

He even shrunk the size of the braid at the very end!!

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#24 Skull Boy

Skull Boy

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Vesna Brnić 1 year ago

I can't believe this person has its doll.

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#25 Johnny Depp

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Amaranthim Talon 1 year ago

The first one made me say outloud, "What the Actual EFFF??"

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#26 Mia Wasikowska

Mia Wasikowska

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FABULOUS1 1 year ago

This one looks just like her, great job!

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#27 Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

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Tiffany Harding 1 year ago

WOW!

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#28 Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

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torakelet 1 year ago

One thing is 100% certain. Streep did not, does not and never will look like this 😂

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#29 Diana Ross

Diana Ross

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Kristen Hdz 1 year ago

I want to know how long it takes him to make the hair look so realistic.

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#30 Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

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Rogue Hater 1 year ago

Get your own Michael Jackson doll now!! (Nose not included)

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#31 Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett

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Jade Rose-valentine Lorreni 1 year ago

The first one looks scary😱

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#32 Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve

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Brenda Olano 1 year ago

The original wasn't that bad

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#33 Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

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Genevieve Gates 1 year ago

He forgot to add the glitter

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#34 Cassandra Peterson

Cassandra Peterson

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Richard Servello 1 year ago

Wow, that could be a photo

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#35 Glenn Close

Glenn Close

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Santiago Suarez 1 year ago

Sia - then Glenn CLose

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#36 Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

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Kristen Hdz 1 year ago

He is a wizard with their hair.

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#37 Kristen Stewart

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Guillermo Ramos 1 year ago

A lot more facial expression than the real person.

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#38 Helena Bonham Carter

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Daria B 1 year ago

The sidelook could have been left intact in here. Has more personality.

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#39 Jackie Kennedy

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Zoe Kass 1 year ago

She looks like Michael Jackson on the first one.

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#40 Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

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Allana Rose 1 year ago

I've always loved cyndi!

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#41 Luke Evans

Luke Evans

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Amy Green 1 year ago

The first one's really good too.. a lot better than the factory Belle!

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#42 Audrey Hepburn

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Lesley Watts 1 year ago

No... not the best

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#43 Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

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Viki Banaszak 1 year ago

She looks more realistic in the remake.

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#44 Clark Gable

Clark Gable

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Hana Cheaib 1 year ago

Wow so realistic!

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#45 Elizabeth Taylor

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Amaranthim Talon 1 year ago

Except why the brown eyes? Elizabeth Taylor was known for her violet blue eyes.

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#46 Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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Hana Cheaib 1 year ago

Better

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#47 Lady Gaga

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FABULOUS1 1 year ago

Neither one looks like her

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#48 Ian Somerhalder

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Ana Fuentes 1 year ago

He should have been Christian Grey!!! So sad he wasn't!!!

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#49 Kate Middleton

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Liliana V 1 year ago

Kate Middleton is stunning! But, she kind of looks creep in both... Maybe they just can't capture her beauty?

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#50 Emma Watson

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Allana Rose 1 year ago

Every time I see the "1st" doll of her, I think I would be offended by it if I were her!

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#51 Princess Diana

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Donna Mixon 1 year ago

The dress isn't still a disaster...

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#52 Selena

Selena

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Ana Fuentes 1 year ago

I like this one more than the first one!!!

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#53 Emily Browning

Emily Browning

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Jade Rose-valentine Lorreni 1 year ago

Love them both thefactory actually did a good job unlike bell which looks creepy

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#54 Angelina Jolie

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

I have no idea why her boobs are on display,but the 2nd one is much more like her.

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#55 Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

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Richard Servello 1 year ago

OK, that's a tough one to nail! Since all that's visible is his chin. This is why, while he's a great batman...his disguise sucks. You can clearly see it's Affleck behind that coil!!!

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#56 Heath Ledger

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Hana Cheaib 1 year ago

Not very different..

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#57 Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene

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Viki Banaszak 1 year ago

Beautifully done!

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#58 Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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Della VanNeste 1 year ago

Really good

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#59 Selena

Selena

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Andi 1 year ago

Selena!! <3

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#60 Elle Fanning

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Ana Fuentes 1 year ago

So beautiful!!! It looks like a fairy

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#61 Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder

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Hana Cheaib 1 year ago

This one works

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#62 Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow

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Amaranthim Talon 1 year ago

Good grief!! The first one is not even in the ball park!

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#63 Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

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Amy Green 1 year ago

Beautiful!

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#64 Kristen Stewart

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ConfusedPanda 1 year ago

I can see a bit of Ellie Goulding in this also

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#65 Vivien Leigh

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Allana Rose 1 year ago

In the first one, her face shape is more her but the 2nd one has more details, esp. the eyes.

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#66 Emma Watson

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Richard Servello 1 year ago

He's def got Watson down. The face shape isn't as good as the Belle doll...but the paint is beautiful.

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#67 Paulina Porizkova

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Teri Huck 1 year ago

the before is hideous

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#68 Beyonce

Beyonce

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Abby Rexroth 1 year ago

Oops I thought it was Shakira...neither look like Beyonce!

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#69 Carrie Fisher

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Dima Less 1 year ago

Hmm... In this one I actually liked 'before" more

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#70 Cher

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Peta Hurley-Hill 1 year ago

both good

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#71 Jackson Rathbone

Jackson Rathbone

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Allana Rose 1 year ago

Perfection

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#72 David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

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Rogue Hater 1 year ago

Is that a hickey?

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#73 Gal Gadot

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

What's up with her neck and head?

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#74 Marisa Tomei

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Amy Green 1 year ago

Love how these capture their personalities too.

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#75 Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson

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Kelsey Hulce 12 months ago

Nope never mind.

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#76 Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

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Coconut 1 year ago

beautifully done

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#77 Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

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ConfusedPanda 1 year ago

The first one looks Asian??

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#78 Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

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Hana Cheaib 1 year ago

Nice!

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#79 Lindsay Wagner

Lindsay Wagner

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Debbie Pugsley 1 year ago

I SO wanted to be Jaime Sommers when I was little. She looks just like I remember.

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#80 Madonna

Madonna

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Patrick Bateman 1 year ago

The before is just a Barbie with a beauty mark. They're not even trying.

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#81 Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse